Name – Camacho American Barrel Aged
Size – Robusto
Wrapper – American Broadleaf
Tobacco Blend – American Broadleaf, Pennsylvania Maduro, Bourbon Barrel Aged Corojo
Pricing – $10
Body – Medium +
Band is black with orange and silver fonts. Cigar is milk chocolate brown with a few noticeable veins with an oily shine. It is toothy as well in texture.
Aroma – Mesquite, BBQ, Charcoal and Oak
Type of Cut – Straight cut
Cold Draw – Cold draw has a sweet molasses mixed with cedar
First Third – This cigar is meaty right out of the gate like something fresh off a wood grill. Also, a lot of caramel notes and spice. There is definitely some black pepper that hits the back of your throat, leading to a finish that just sticks to the back of the palate like a well-seasoned steak with subtle sweetness. The ash is light gray in color and there is a razor-sharp burn. Draw is semi-firm with good smoke output.
Second Third – The wood flavor is still present but caramel sweetness with slight spice are the prevalent at this point. As I continue, some earthy mushroom notes come through. The pepper continually sits in the background on the finish. The burn went slightly jagged, but then self-corrected. Ash fell off around the 1.5-inch mark after hanging on like Gonzo’s nose for about 10 minutes.
Final Third – The wood comes back and blends in nicely with the caramel sweetness. The earthiness is still there but the pepper kicks up a notch than the second third. I also noticed an almost minty finish to this cigar.
Bourbon – Bulleit Bourbon – The bourbon will help accentuate the cigars sweetness.
Wine – Matua Sauvignon Blanc
Overall, this cigar is a homerun from Camacho. Nice blend of flavors, especially for the summer or a special occasion. It is significantly different than most cigars on the market and a real “once in a while treat.
Cigar Aficionado – 85 pts.
About Camacho Cigars: http://camachocigars.com/
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